MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia, in search of offensive linemen for the 2014 recruiting class, landed the biggest prospect on its board Wednesday night. photo

Three-star offensive tackle Josh Krok of Niles, Ohio, committed to WVU on Wednesday.

Josh Krok, a 6-foot-8 tackle from McKinley (Ohio) High School, committed to West Virginia over Louisville and Cincinnati. After spending last weekend touring the campus, the Rivals three-star prospect phoned Mountaineers offensive line coach Ron Crook with the confirmation.

After being stuck on two commitments for the previous two months, WVU has picked up four pledges in the past 48 hours.

“Krok is a prospect that I saw in person at the Rivals Camp Series in Pittsburgh and was very impressed,” said Rivals writer Keenan Cummings of “He’s a legitimate 6-foot-8 and, unlike many linemen his size, has no trouble bending his knees and using his leverage.

“He has great overall footwork and is very agile. Has long arms and uses them well.”

Krok became WVU’s second offensive line commitment, joining Morgantown High’s Amanii Brown. With the Mountaineers preparing to lose three seniors off next season’s two-deep — and with junior tackle Quinton Spain a candidate to enter the NFL draft — West Virginia likely will aim to sign up to three more offensive linemen.

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  • cutty77

    I want no part of The Chokies. They have copied almost everything has. The Copied the Flying WV, just made it VT.. There where they belong THE ATLANTIC CHOKE CONFERENCE. The Conference with the worst BCS Bowl Record. WVU buy itself has won as many BCS Bowls as the entire ATLANTIC CHOKE CONFERENCE. Also who's Gives a %%%% about Pitt. Great Kids coming to WVU.

  • justin

    Holgerson is putting together a really nice class for 2014. It is nice to see great players coming to the program. This kid has a huge future at WVU. He has the size, the height, and everything you would want in a Offensive Lineman.
    Lets go Mountaineers!!!

  • richard

    these recruits won't be ready for the Alabama season helen. they will be redshirting.

  • Allan

    We still need a QB, who is going to step up and claim that spot?

  • Jerry

    Now if they stay committed! Great news for the future.

    Keep up the good work.

  • Rah

    Liking what I'm hearing on the recruiting trail!! LET'S GOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • Don

    To heck with Pitt and VT - that's in the past. I want to beat Texas and Oklahoma every year (and win a bowl game).

    Let's GOOOOO Mountaineers!

    • Charles


  • Helen5844

    These guys are great. Two big WRs and two O-LINEMEN. Coach is doing great. Should have a great team by the time we meet Alabama. Really looking forward to that.
    Also looking forward to someday having Virginia Tech and Pittsburg on the schedule.

  • Wilson

    Glad to see Holgs making moves to solidify the OL. Need a good solid line to protect the playmakers.